Australian Guineas

Australian Guineas, Flemington Racecourse

Looking for early info on this year’s Australian Guineas? The tipsters at Neds have put together everything you need to know before this year’s race.

Run over 1,600 metres in either late February or early March each year, the the Group 1 Australian Guineas takes place during the Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival. With a $1,000,000 prize purse, it attracts a quality line-up of three-year-old milers and is contested at set weights. 

Good lead-up races into the Australian Guineas field include the CS Hayes Stakes and The Vanity. Star Queensland galloper Alligator Blood (2020) was the last horse to complete the CS Hayes Stakes – Australian Guineas double as a three-year-old. 

The best three-year-olds out of the Australian Guineas may be part of the newly created $5 million The All-Star Mile race run at various tracks around Melbourne over the same distance in March. In 2019 brilliant Tasmanian-trained filly Mystic Journey completed the Australian Guineas – The All-Star Mile double being the inaugural winner of the latter at Flemington.

Australian Guineas 2022 – Quick Information

  • Race Day: Saturday, March 5, 2022
  • Track Location: Flemington Racecourse
  • Track Surface: Turf
  • Track Direction: Left-handed
  • Race Distance: 1,600 metres
  • Weight Conditions: Set weights
  • Qualification: Three year olds
  • Type: Thoroughbred
  • Grade: Group 1
  • Operator: Victoria Racing Club
  • Prize Purse: $1,000,000
  • Inaugural Race: 1986
  • 2022 Australian Guineas Winner: Hitotsu

australian guineas 2022 RESULTS

The official 2022 Australian Guineas results will be available below once the race takes place on Saturday the 5th of March, 2022. 

  1. #1 Hitotsu
  2. #7 Lightsaber
  3. #16 Bon’s A Pearla

History was made with the Australian Guineas 2022 results as the Ciaron Maher & David Eustace-trained VRC Derby champion from the spring, Hitotsu ($8), made a brilliant return to become the event’s first fresh winner.

Australian Guineas Betting 2022

New Ways to Bet at neds

There are many different ways to bet on the Australian Guineas, we’ve included some of the most popular options below:

Bet Type How To Place This Type Of Bet In This Year’s Australian Guineas
Win Bet Place your bet on the horse you think will take first place in this year’s Australian Guineas.
Place Bet Place your bet on the horse you think will place in the top three finishers at this year’s Australian Guineas. Pays less than a win bet, but offers safer odds.
Each-Way Bet If your runner finishes 1st in the Australian Guineas, you will collect both the Win and the Place dividend. If your horse finishes 2nd or 3rd you will collect the Place dividend.
Quinella Bet You must select the runners that finish 1st and 2nd in any order, within the Australian Guineas, in order to win the Quinella.
Exacta Bet You must select the runners that finish 1st and 2nd in the correct order, within the Australian Guineas to win the Exacta.
Trifecta Bet You must select runners to finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the correct order, within the Australian Guineas to win the Trifecta.
First Four You must select runners that finish 1st, 2nd ,3rd and 4th in the correct order, within the Australian Guineas to win the First 4.
Quadrella Bet (Quaddie) You must select the winners of four nominated races to win the Quaddie. This means you would have to select three other races apart from the Australian Guineas, in order to be eligible to place a Quaddie.

How To Bet On The Australian Guineas in 2022

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  2. Make sure to check out form guide, once it’s released
  3. Decide what kind of bet you’re going to place (Win, Place, Each-Way, Trifecta + more betting options, please read our section on Australian Guineas Betting above).
  4. Select the horse(s) for the race.

Australian Guineas 2022 Odds

Early market betting odds on the 2022 Australian Guineas will be displayed below once available. Odds are subject to fluctuation. For current odds on all of our live markets, please visit

Which Horse Will Win The Australian Guineas

The best way to pick which horse will win the Australian Guineas in 2022 is to take into account their lead-up autumn racing form, assess the barriers, consider the weight the horse will carry and look at their past records at a mile. 

Additional factors to consider when picking the Australina Guineas winner include:

  • Interstate Invasion: Young horses trained outside of Melbourne have a strong recent record in the Australian Guineas results with wins by the likes of Mystic Journey (Tasmania, 2019) and Alligator Blood (Queensland, 2020).
  • Inside Alleys: Just three Australian Guineas winners in the last 30 odd years have jumped from wider than barrier 9.
  • CS Hayes Lead-Up: The Group 3 CS Hayes Stakes has produced more Australian Guineas champions in the past decade than any other race.

Australian Guineas Favourites 2022

Early favourites in 2022 Australian Guineas betting include the VRC Derby winner from the spring Hitotsu, unbeaten CS Hayes Stakes winner Pinstriped and the Peter & Paul Snowden-trained Captivant

From 2007 – 2020 five Australian Guineas favourites saluted for the punters.

The most recent Australian Guineas favourites to win are: Hey Doc (2017), Mystic Journey (2019) and Alligator Blood (2020).

In 2021 history was made with Lunar Fox ($301) becoming the longest-priced Australian Group 1 winner in history.

Australian Guineas 2022 Field

The official 2022 Australian Guineas field of final acceptances is announced on the Wednesday of race week and will be published in full below.  

Returning Group 1 stars Profondo (Spring Champion Stakes) and Hitotsu (VRC Derby) headline the Australian Guineas 2022 final field and betting markets in Melbourne this weekend.

  • Scratched: #6 Coastwatch (18) heads to Sydney for the Group 1 Randwick Guineas (1600m) set to be run in the wet. 

Australian Guineas 2022 Tips

Favourite: #3 Profondo ($4.20 at time of publish)

Best Bet: #9 Pinstriped ($9 at time of publish) 

Best Roughie: #8 Ranch Hand ($17 at time of publish)

Our exclusive 2022 Australian Guineas tips will be detailed above the week of the race and a full betting preview published on the Neds Blog.


Australian Guineas Race Day 2022

2022 Australian Guineas Day takes place on Saturday, the 5th of March, 2022 at Flemington Racecourse. The Group 1 Australian Guineas is the marquee race at the meeting, while the Restricted $500,000 Inglis Dash is the second richest race on the card. The other key support races held on Australian Guineas Day include the:

  • Group 2 $300,000 Blamey Stakes (1600m); and the
  • Group 3 $200,000 Frances Tressady Stakes (1400m).

Australian Guineas Barrier Draw 2022

The 2022 Australian Guineas barrier draw will be released to the public a few days before the race and will be published in our above Australian Guineas Field section. 

Australian Guineas first acceptances 2022

The Australian Guineas 2021 first acceptances close at 12:00 pm (AEDT) on Tuesday the 22nd of February, 2022.

The 2022 Australian Guineas first acceptances attracted 37 entries including Victoria Derby winner Hitotsu, CS Hayes Stakes champ Pinstriped and The Vanity winning filly Barb Raider.

Australian Guineas Nominations 2022

Early Australian Guineas 2022 nominations close at 12:00 pm (AEDT) on Monday the 31st of January, 2022. 

VRC Derby champion Hitotsu and Godolphin’s Cox Plate runner-up Anamoe are among the headline 2022 Australian Guineas nominations, the event attracting 111 early entries.

Australian Guineas Weights 2022

Set weights apply to this race. Colt and geldings run at 56.5 kg. Fillies run at 54.5 kg. Weights are announced on Wednesday the 9th of February, 2022 with weights on the final acceptors to be published in our above Australian Guineas Field section. 

Australian Guineas Final Acceptances 2022

Final acceptances must be declared before 9:30 am (AEDT) on Wednesday, the 2nd of March, 2022 and will be published in our above Australian Guineas Field section. 

Australian Guineas Jockeys 2022

The final riders announcement is at 1 pm (AEDT) on Wednesday, the 2nd of March, 2022 with jockeys to be published in our above Australian Guineas Field section. 

Australian Guineas Scratchings 2022

Scratchings close at 7:30 am (AEDT) on Saturday, the 5th of March, 2022. 

2022 Australian Guineas Scratchings: 

  • #6 Coastwatch (18)

Australian Guineas Prize Money 2022

The Australian Guineas prize purse is worth $1,000,000 in total, distributed from places first through to eighth.

Place Prize Money
1st $600,000
2nd $180,000
3rd $90,000
4th $45,000
5th $25,000
6th $20,000
7th $20,000
8th $20,000

Australian Guineas Race Number 2022

The 2022 Australian Guineas is set to run as Flemington Race 7 at 4:20pm (AEDT) on Saturday the 5th of March, 2022. There are nine races in total that day at Flemington Racecourse.

Australian Guineas Form Guide 2022

The final form guide will be available the week of the race. You can check below for a link to our full 2022 Australian Guineas Form Guide following final acceptances. 


Australian Guineas Live 2022

You can watch or listen to the 2022 Australian Guineas live, across the following mediums.

Pay television: Sky Racing 1 (channel 526 on Foxtel)

Radio: Radio Sport National


Australian Guineas Winners

Winners of the Australian Guineas going back to the year 2000 are displayed in the table below. you can find a full list of winners, going back to 1986, on our winners page for this race.

Year Winner Trainer Jockey Weight Time
2022 Hitotsu Ciaron Maher & David Eustace John Allen 57 kg 1:36.88
2021 Lunar Fox Paul Preusker Michael Dee 57 kg 1:35.86
2020 Alligator Blood David Vandyke Ryan Maloney 56.5kg 1:34.92
2019 Mystic Journey Adam Trinder Anthony Darmanin 54.5 kg 1:35.79
2018 Grunt Mick Price Damien Oliver 56.5kg 1:34.99
2017 Hey Doc Tony McEvoy Luke Currie 56.5kg 1:34.01
2016 Palentino Darren Weir Mark Zahra 56.5kg 1:35.28
2015 Wandjina Gai Waterhouse Brett Prebble 56.5kg 1:35.14
2014 Shamus Award Danny O’Brien Craig Williams 56.5kg 1:36.41
2013 Ferlax Jim Conlan Stephen Baster 56.5kg 1:35.09
2012 Mosheen Robert Smerdon Danny Nikolic 54.5kg 1:37.06
2011 Shamrocker Danny O’Brien Glen Boss 53.5kg 1:35.33
2010 Rock Classic Bart Cummings Michael Rodd 55.5kg 1:36.80
2009 Heart Of Dreams Mick Price Craig Newitt 55.5kg 1:35.88
2008 Light Fantastic Mick Price Craig Newitt 55.5kg 1:36.41
2007 Miss Finland David Hayes Craig Williams 53kg 1:36.09
2006 Apache Cat Greg Eurell Noel Callow 55.5kg 1:34.00
2005 Al Maher Gai Waterhouse Noel Callow 55.5kg 1:34.45
2004 Reset Graeme Rogerson Danny Nikolic 55.5kg 1:34.57
2003 Delago Brom Tommy Hughes (Snr) Patrick Payne 55.5kg 1:35.93
2002 Dash For Cash Rick Hore-Lacy Scott Seamer 55.5kg 1:35.39
2001 Mr. Murphy Lee Freedman Damien Oliver 55.5kg 1:34.43
2000 Pins Clarry Conners Shane Dye 55.5kg 2:02.31